One of the premier resorts in the tropical paradise of Thailand, Pattaya is a town in Chonburi that nestles on the shores of the Gulf of Thailand, with much to offer the tourist. As you would expect, there are accommodation options, ranging from cheap guesthouses to 5-star resorts and whether you are visiting for a week of a month, here are some cool things to do while in Pattaya.

  1. Tropical Gardens (Nong Nooch) – This is one of the best kept gardens in the world, let alone Thailand and is a great place to relax for the day. Stroll among themed gardens, which includes a 17th century French garden, with a special zone for Japanese Bonsai. There are daily shows at the Thai Cultural Hall, which include sword fighting, traditional Thai dancing and even a Muay Thai demonstration. Stay at one of the luxury resorts in Pattaya for the best holiday experience.
  2. The Sanctuary of Truth – No list of places to see in Pattaya would be complete without the Sanctuary of Truth, an amazing building that is made entirely from wood that is shaped and carved into various Thai mythological creatures. When you are immersed in such architecture, it leaves an imprint in your mind that remains forever; carvings depict the cycle of life and mankind’s relationship with the universe.
  3. Yansangwararam Temple – If you are going to visit one Buddhist temple in Pattaya, it should be Wat Yansangworaram, where you can see fine Buddhist architecture is beautiful surroundings. There are many palm trees in the spacious grounds and you can make merit with the resident monks and if you’re feeling energetic, why not climb the 299 steps to the shrine that stands on the top of a hill?
  4. Speedboat Trip to Koh Larn – You simply must experience a day on Koh Larn that offers golden white beaches and crystal-clear waters. There are a few resorts so you could spend a few days in this tropical island ambience, which is about as far away from the world as you can get!
  5. Ramayana Water Park – The number one water park in Thailand happens to be located in Pattaya, with more than 20 water rides to get that adrenalin coursing through your veins. Enjoy the double wave pool and there are gentler water activities for toddlers, making for the perfect family water experience.

The best time of the year to visit Pattaya is from November to February, when the climate is the coolest and with some planning, your Pattaya holiday will be remembered for all the right reasons.